The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Ingmar Bergman has never before made a movie so warm, happy and innocent... It's as if all this joy has been building up inside him during the great decade of metaphysical films beginning with Persona.
Using the opera's timeless whimsy and inventiveness, the movie replicates a performance on the stage that is so good that it almost makes you forget the participants' ABBA-like hairstyles.
The intelligence and clarity of Bergman's The Magic Flute is a marvel.
Ingmar Bergman's mounting of the Mozart masterpiece is appealingly conventional.
An absolutely dazzling film entertainment, so full of beauty, intelligence, wit, and fun that it becomes a testimonial not only to man's possibilities but also to his high spirits.
Ingmar Bergman's revived 1975 version of Mozart's opera makes an uncharacteristically playful film for him about what is essentially a custody battle fought on a metaphysical level.
While the Mozart purist may take issue with Bergman's conception of The Magic Flute, no one can deny the technical perfection with which the film has been mounted.
The film seems to have been conceived in misunderstandings.
It's the most fun you'll have at an opera this side of Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny. No wonder the audience - glimpsed in individual tightly framed shots - seem enraptured.
Ingmar Bergman's version of Mozart's The Magic Flute isn't his most cinematic work - it's a film version of an opera and was originally shown on Swedish TV. Nonetheless, there are elements here which echo his other films.
What Bergman does is to convey the actual magic of theater at its best.
It's as pleasing to look at as hear.
Everyone else is mental! Giving this film such high ratings. I am a fan of Mozart and I have a high tolerance for lengthy foreign films and musicals, bu this was near unbearable. I usual enjoy the songs from this opera, but they are now banned for a year, because of the bad memories from this film. It's so long and for some reason the camera pans to members of the audience for the first four minutes of the film. And throughout the opera at random points the camera pans to some little girl in the audience watching the opera. I mean WTF?? I thought I was watching the opera.
DO NOT RENT THIS FILM!! IT"S SO BORING!
The opera works surprisingly well in Swedish, and, of course, Bergman's adaptation of this wonderful piece is one of a kind.
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